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of abraham lincoln: a novel." professor carter, they are to premise in here that i want to get to that are historically inaccurate. number one, abraham lincoln survived the assassination of him, and abraham lincoln is impeached. where did you come up with this? >> i start by making clear that in spite of the title, i am a lincoln fan. this is not an argument on behalf of lincoln's impeachment. it's not a brief -- it's just a novel and for me as a fan and someone interested in history, what if lincoln had survived and what if, in my telling as political enemies, he had many including in his own party which would tend to forget, political enemies as late as 1865 were looking for way to get them out of the way. what if you tried to do it the impeachment process. >> but again, where did you come up with the idea? when did it occur to you that this might be a fun thing to do? >> i don't know when it decided to turn the novel. i remember when i was back in college, chatting with one of my professors after class one day, about what if lincoln had survived over the years a lot of peopl
that because a lot of people start writing a novel, particularly journalists have a novel in the jury. when you start writing your first novel is a new experience you get the names and say you have brown eyes and then you get to page 50 or 100 probably nobody's ever going to read this. when i got to that stage, i thought the heck with that. i'll finish the thing. they have that streak of obstinate sea this is now going going to finish it. >> in the news business were discouraged from making things better. and of course you have to make everything out. [laughter] >> almost everything. ever since i is benito, the first book i researched. i was born in 1949 so i have no memories and so i had to find out what everyday life is like during the war for people in the u.k., which is for the story of a set. so i researched it and never sent then i realized that that works for me to write a novel, but with a factual background that is very much imparted in the story and it helps me to get the book a kind of texture. it's not everybody's way, but interweaving the fictional story of their side effects have
at that particular timed into a film, his latest novel is called sweet tooth, it is a tale of espionage and love set in 1970s britain, i am pleased to have ian mcewan back at this table, welcome. >> thank you. >> dedicated to crystal mchitchens who died and your great friend. >> there is whe when i when i tk about this and you told me this before, the great debate you and hitch had about phillip lark kins poem and the last line, what was the essence of that? >> the ses -- the essence really was the arrows falling somewhere out of sight like rain. hitch on his deathbed pound that line deeply sinister. so this is a poem about a train journey from somewhere like hull to london, the poet watches all of these couples recently married on the train, it is a frail traveling coincidence, they arrive in london and their lives will diverge, and it is as if this is like rain falling across the squares of wheat, the postal district, packed like wheat, to hitch, that was something profoundly sinister, to me, it was neutral, and we had a conversation there and he was two weeks before the end of life, and when i go
called to him to be a short story and too short to be a novel. >> host: the war -- the worse i should say continue to produce both, include rashida sunder makin, the war within the war for afghanistan, tom ricks, the generals, the killing of osama bin laden and another book on the killing of osama bin laden is mark alliance, no easy day. the first account to kill osama bin laden. then there's a book that i got a second wind. this is on general david petraeus at paula broadwell. any comments on this books? >> guest: it is funny will do to the book is a formerly lidless title without a second second wind because of course because of resignation and the role and that is exactly why the paperback publication was pushed to appear but it's done a little bit is take away from the lurcher aspect of these books one-off and focuses a little too much i'm not instead of subject on the book. one thing worth pointing out was a pseudonym for one of the navy seals who is involved in the mission to kill osama bin laden and the book's publisher, penguin press announced that with only weeks to spare. i felt
long to be a short story and too short to be a novel and focused on that. >> the wars continue to produce books including "little america: the war within the war for afghanistan," tom ricks, "the generals," the killing of osama bin laden and another book on the killing of osama bin laden is mark cohen's no easy day:the press can't account of the mission that osama bin laden and then there was a myth list book that got a second wind and this was in the education of general david petraeus by paula broadwell. any comments on those books? >> it is funny refer to that book as a poorly amid this title about a second wind because after general david petraeus administration, that is exactly why her book got the second wind and why the paperback publication was pushed up. what it has done a little bit though is take away from the larger aspect of these books. when scandal rears its head, one focus is too much on that instead of the substance of the book. one thing worth pointing out especially in relation to the mark cohen and mark cohen was a pseudonym for one of the navy seals who was
else, these pages must show. >> people buy a dickens' novel they imagine of course that that's how they were written. but they weren't. they were written month by month. was it particular to dickens? >> it was really dickens who pioneered this and was the most successful perpetrator, if you will, of publishing in installments. >> i guess you're saying that these numbers were so that everybody could afford to read. >> very affordable. if you think that bob krathit earns 15 schillings a week even someone as poor as him could afford to buy it in monthly parts. dickens knew how to manipulate an audience of one or an audience of 3,000 or 4,000 people. there were reports of people fainting at readings of the murder of nancy by sykes, people swooning at the parts of his readings. i mean that might have been just been the conditions in these venues where 3,000-4,000 people were gathered together to listen to him. but he certainly knew how to manipulate the emotions of a live audience. he was a consummate actor. dickens' relationship to the u.s. was very much a love/hate relationship, love
to be a novel," and it just fit perfectly into this format. >> host: well, the wars, i should say, continue to produce books including "little america: the war within the war for afghanistan," tom ricks' "the generals" "the finish: the killing of osama bin laden," and another book by mark owens "no easy day: the firsthand account of killing bin laden," and there was a mid list book that got a second wind, all in the education of general david petraeus by paula broadwell. sarah, comments on those books? >> guest: funny you eluded to broadwell's book that got a second wind. in light of petraeus' resignation and ms. broadwell's role in that, that's why her book got that second wind, why the paperback publication was pushed up. i think what it's done a little bit, though, is take away from the larger aspect of these books. when scandal rears its head, one focuses too much on that rather than the substance of the books, but one thing, i think, that's worth pointing out, especially in relation to the mark owen, and mark owen, a pseudonym for one of the navy seals involved in the mission to kill o
writing books. his first novel is ready. we'll catch up and hear how sustainable food keeps a local restaurant sustained, even through a recession. i'm susan sikora and that is on "bay area focus" next. . >>> welcome to the show. i'm susan sikora. good writing is a find in tv drama. for eight seasons, the series l.a. law was appointment tv. it was about a firm of attorneys, including a married couple played by real life husband and wife, michael tucker and jill ikenberry. take a look. >> okay. let's go. >> um, what about, you know, sex? >> and? >> stewart issue we have to ask. will it -- stewart, we have to ask. will it kill him? >> of course not. heart attack victims can lead normal six error lives. >> sounds great. >> normal is okay. anything more than that -- . >> and? >> stewart, this is our doctor, we have to be candid. he tends to be rigorous. >> how rigorous? >> he usually perspires. >> try to avoid physicians where you're on your -- positions on your arms. >> no positions on the arms. >> no hot -- no hot or cold showers before or after. how long does it take between arousal
novels sold with the bad mr. patterson. selling over 300 billion copies of his books worldwide, that's 300 million copies. he's also the the first other to achieve 5 million e-book sales and by now has probably hit in william as we sit in this room. what is impressive about all of this though is that the successes and based solely on a similar site the ever popular alice crossed in the women's murder club at michael bennet series. he's also the current best-selling author and and a young adult and middle grade categories. it's not just about his success either. he's won the coveted edgar award, the bca mystery guild ruler of the year award from an internist thriller of the year award from the reader's digest readers choice award and the children's choice but councils children's choice award. i got through that. it has been said of james patterson and his work, no writer has ever created so many lasting tiered there's poor grasp the interlocking power of thought and emotion. he pours forth stories that engross, and mays and move readers. at the same time they plumb the emotions we all
. tavis: this year marks michael a best-'s 20th year as selling author. the latest novel in the harry bosch series is set in south l.a. during the riots in 1992. he is also up next year with a new documentary called "sound of redemption, the frank morgan project. hear a slight preview. ♪ ♪ >> i cannot think of frank morgan without thinking of redemption. as he recorded those things, he was making up for lost time, try to leave something behind that would inspire somebody or make their life better. tavis: we will get to "the black box." tell me about that black man, frank morgan. >> frank has a wonderful story. i got to know him a little before he passed away. he overcame a lot to make beautiful music. he was pretty well known within the jazz world, but i do not think enough people know his story. that was the impetus to try to put together a film about it. tavis: what is the story line that drives you to produce a documentary? >> he was the air apparent to charlie byrd parton. he went down a bad pass. got into drugs. , ended up spending about 28 years in prison. between the first
, years before she got sick, when my second novel came out, the publisher actually shut down. there's my wife and the page before is my mom. and the publisher had shut down, and i thought, these are my last moments as a writer. this is it. i'm not going to be able to make it. and that's my mom with me when i'm little. and i called my mom up and said, this is it. i'm not going to be a writer. she heard how terrified and scared i was. she said, i'd love you if you were a garbage man. she wasn't taking a crack at garbage men. my uncle was garbageman. she was saying, i love you and so every day i sit down to write, i say those words to myself, i'd love you if you were a garbage man. and the same with my dad. my dad a couple years ago, before he passed away, went in for,hip replacement surgery, and he was terrified because my dad, when he was 18 years old, he had surgery and he died on the table. he flatlined and they brought him back to life. and so he is wary, this is the last moments on earth. so his blood pressure is raising, they can't calm him down. the fill him full of tranquilizer, an
. in his first book, "drown" and in "the brief wondrous life of oscar wao" -- the novel that won him the pulitzer prize, diaz writes in short, vivid strokes of realspeak. his recent collection of short stories, "this is how you lose her," was a finalist for the national book award. diaz, the novelist, once considered becoming an historian and to this day he summons his creative gifts by looking to his own past. he was born in the dominican republic, part of that caribbean island with a split personality, in what he calls a "super gangster neighborhood" and came of age among the "super poor" in new jersey. along the way, he developed a literary curiosity that pivots from dystopian visions of science fiction to the 19th century classic novel, "moby dick." in captain ahab's whaling crew, men of every race are thrown together in pursuit of the elusive and the mythical. diaz sees in this a parable of america then and now. he teaches creative writing at m.i.t. and recently received a prestigious macarthur fellowship, the well-known and coveted "genius grant." junot diaz, welcome. >> oh, th
know read material at french. i tried to revive my french by reading a novel. i chose a small book "around the world in 180 days qghts. first pub -- i slowly made my way through the book. my french was good enough i enjoyed the story and as a historian i appreciated the period detail. especially the nature of the bet that sends protagonist racing around the world. at the london club, he marks offhand edly that scheduled travel schedules could take a world around the 180 dares. they said prove it. and it was conceivable by the late 19th century inspect the age of sail getting around the world had taking years on the speed of my sailing ship would have lost his bed. it was the invention of steam power and the creation of regimented european empire around the globe the opening of the suez cable and the emerge of commercial travel services that made it just possible by the 1870s do the global circuit in 80 days. the second thing that impressed me the story was how the material development that sped up global travel required a dramatically increased use of natural resources. when he lea
on a novel called "fail safe," and there's also dr. strangelove. stanley's brilliant and funny. i saw the movie and read it. i didn't know i was about to be in it, and these three planes in a squadron, each carried four hydro jen bomb. each hydro jen bomb was 75 times more powerful than dropped on hiroshima that ended world war ii. you add the four together, there's 3 # 00 times more powerful. each, four hydrogen bombs, and on the way to the soviet union, though we didn't need gas that much, the tankers from the american bases that we had, and we still have, i believe, the nuclear submarine base, which is near catty, but the air base was turnedded back over to the spanish government, and this is, by the way, one of the reasons why most of the people in the baa sigh, their -- embassy, their job was to be cozy with the spanish government. i was one of the few people, else when you see where i go to in the story, where i was outside of the embassy, but before that, i was -- one of the jobs was the liaison at the spanish university giving talks on mark twain, jazz, and stuff like that at
wanted to write a novel was that i wanted to write about my culture. and because i had grownup in the chinese culture i wanted to write about china. i wanted to find out more about myself because of i was raised in the bay area and because i didn't know culturally a lot of things i wanted to know. i knew i wasn't going to write about myself and knew that i was not going to write about my family. but i wanted to write about an aspect about china and women. those were the 2 things i knew when i began the first book. i was fortunate enough to it stumble upon the silk working women which gave me everything i wanted. it gave me the culture. it gave me a sense of what it meant to be a female chinese women in that time and a sense of empowerment on what they had done. regardless of what they understood they were doing at the time. they didn't know it was a culture that was earning money and living independent of husbands and family that was doing everything against what it meant to be in the chinese culture. i hadn't heard about that and it was perfect. it was exactly what i was looki
of the protagonist in the novel. kenny had the soft, delicate looks of his mother, a girl who is grandparents came to america from the severity of rural ireland to the harshness of new york city in the 1890's from rough common family lorsed. he was quietly and lovingly by respectful parents. his mother was francis anne boyle, an irish girl from the bronx, whose family was unwilling or unable to escape from the tranquility of two family yards in the outer boroughs. instead like many families they remained in the south bronx and inwood touting apartment living. most of the offspring of this family, detesting this condition, diligently sought a place in the middle class. some struggled and failed. most attained stability through service to the city. others surpassed their assigned status and rose to positions of influence in many areas of the society, reaching as far as the u.s. senate. still others perished along the way, succumbing to the ills of all ghettos in spite of their dubious romance provide in abundance. kenny's father was tommy romero, a puerto rican boy born in east harlem, a different k
it personal. my aim, i guess is to at the end of my novel that [inaudible] good mexican novelists. alexander looked at the mirror and saw a mexican stairing back at him. the bad mexican had paid alexander a visit much the conversation from last night's party brought him back in full force. why did he always have to open his big mouth. why tell people that don't care that he hated and despised? he actually might like the [inaudible] hated me english and spanish he could not understand how someone could say he was mexican having been born in the usa. he doesn't like going to mexican places. he does not like to discuss beer and shots of tequilla. he never listened to spanish radio stations. no more mexicans. who did not have a problem being objective with a mexican. [inaudible]. i should try to do something about this he thought this is not good. may be i should try, may be i should make an effort. may be i should drive to the mission and spend quality time with my own people. i'm sure it would be simple. he doesn't have to be so hard. i am sure anyone who looks at me and talks to me will belie
the pages of a tom clancey novel. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, december 7th, 2012. >>> good mornings,er one. i'm lynn berry. we're going to start with breaking news out of japan. a strong 7.3 earthquake has struck off the country's northeast coast beneath the sea bed. it shook buildings as far as tokyo and warnings were issued for miyagi prefecture. there's no risk for a widespread tsunami. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> elsewhere, all eyes are on cairo this morning as turmoil has once again overtaken egypt's capitol, this time in response to a political explosive power grab by the president, mohammed morsi. right now army tanks surround the presidential palace as thousands of protesters shout topple the regime, the same chant heard during the regime of hosni mubarak. in a tv show morsi said absolute powers he granted himself will expire with a vote on december 15th but that did little to silence his opponents who plan a million man march in cairo's tahrir square. >>> at a university in dublin hillary clinton called for dialogu
. they decided to canonize her last year. i think it was december 2011. october 21, 2012. so a novelized biography is something where you take the facts and you try to tell a story, and you impute the motive and you try to get the psychology that we suspect, because we are alive, and we know in our hearts. you try to make it real, in a way that is sympathetic. i am sympathetic -- that's true in either way, just the facts. so you try to tell the story in a way that is, where the reader is on the edge of his or her of ceasing all my god, what would i've done in this situation? and any great movie, any great book that you've read, so i novelized biography, it's a creation, and artistic creation. but i would say other than just the bare facts as you saw in that book, anything that's written about her necessarily 100 years later has to have some degree of projection of whoever is writing. so what i have tried to do is show her as much as a man can get into a woman's head or into a woman's heart, show her going through the various struggles and surmounting a lot of these difficulties that she
in the novel. the diaries. and people have been going in to shops asking to buy this particular handbag which is mentioned in the book. the museum is entirely made up of things from the imagination. these people, objects never existed. so you get to the museum, look at the the state, the duchess lipton, it's all in the museum. it's complete fake. so they go in there. they read these novels. the idea, the museum is an artifact of a fictional book. the fictional book is a real physical life in the museum. >> and that is the creativity. librarians. >> of a really wonderful creation and a library that people could create once they saw in their minds and a book. the greatest criticism when you see a movie that was made from a book. no, that's not what i thought it was like. everybody does that. it should have been like that. the creation stations. it's been a lot of time. >> there are analogies, that's for sure. adopting any book is been published with they -- someone in the private sector sang you put my candy bar in this book and we will pay you. they do that for movies. but there are lots of --
that kevin powers, who has written a debut novel set in iraq, yellow bird, will be an upset in fiction, and an sold standby, robert caro, who has been on chance many tames, his book on lyndon johnson may win the nonfiction,. although katherine boo's book set in the slums of mumbai may also be a favorite. who knows. >> as a reporter who covers the book stress, -- book industry, how would you describe the health of publishing today? >> i think the book business is ones of those businesses that always feels bee leagu -- beleaguered, and maybe it is because of the digital revolution. i want say it is ailing. i wouldn't say it's a great investment. so somewhere some between there. i don't really worry about that much. i still there's still a lot of good books coming out and readers have a great deal to choose from. the big question is, how many big publishers will there be, how much more consolidation will there be? it's a huge world, even beyond new york. thousands of publishers in the united states who seem to be finding niches in using print books in a digital age. >> i think i read this
article. he's he is the author of eight novels, two values in 10 volumes of essays in as many articles as some of our nations finest journals. a past deputy chairman of the national endowment for the humanities, he is the recipient of a national book critics circle award red the guggenheim and even a rock rockefeller award. when you think about his work in cytogenetics. i'm not entirely sure, but i'm sure that he can inform us about the nature of fiction, the book, and the future of the book. i present to you mr. thomas mallon. >> 25 years ago they ran through different cultural institutions and mine went through the 92nd in new york. i had one, and the other person who had won was an person. she was supposed to be writing a book on the classics, and i was supposed to be writing a book about plagiarism. and she was actually in her room writing poems and i was trying to become a novelist. so we weren't very good novelist for the money that they expended on us. [laughter] we were grateful for them. i am very pleased to have been invited here this afternoon. i confess that i owe some misc
and loss of manufacturing jobs and i became curious about this. i had actually read a novel, half are far, have been pressing working-class novel at the same time in which the men had literally disappeared from the town. it was a novel about manliness and masculinity but i had it in my mind when i was at this town so i became very curious and i ran into this women in the supermarket. i told a story in the introduction. her name is bethany. it was just her lucky day that she ran into me who is an extremely nosy reporters whose head was full of questions about something and i got to asking her in my usual way nosy questions like that is your kid, who is the dad? why wouldn't you ask this in the supermarket? she was very chatty and we got to talking and she and her daughter told me there was a dad named calvin, why don't you live with him? she said the same thing i heard so many times in my reporting which is rather insulting but i will set a way. it was some version of we don't live with him because he would be just another mouth to feed. she said in a different way the talked about him lik
people how not to write a novel. it read the first chapter and thought it was so poorly done i couldn't get through it and i went back to my "weekly standard." >> dana: let me ask you something. >> andrea: you have a good opinion on this. is this that men have become so femmennized and women become more masculine where they read a book where a man has take charge role and tie women up, women love it? >> greg: romance novels have been around forever. fabio on the cover of many books. some i own to this day. hey fabs! this is a for fect metaphor for today's universities. i don't know what metaphor is. if you learn to write write er ratca, at least you learned something and you can make money on it. that beats gender studies. i applied for a job in late '80s and got "it" penthouse magazine and i wrote a lot about cutoffs. dab >> dana: he applied for a job at penthouse letters and he got it. >> greg: but everybody gets a job at penthouse letters. they send you a folder filled with examples of the letters and they give you certain prompts. i was broke. i was living at home with my mom writ
on contemporary american culture. what i really want to do is write history in the form of a novel. all the characters are real, the events are real, there's nothing fictionalize but i wanted to tell it from a novelist's perspective. it has at its center a mad man. i originally wanted to have mad mad in the tunnel for the subtitle of the book. my editor from on that. i am using the term not the way nixon will later use it to describe his foreign policy but in a way that holden caulfield described himself in the classic novel capturing the right which documents itself a kind of progression towards nervous breakdown. richard nixon is undergoing a nervous breakdown during the story. he is thinking of himself in that sense of being mad and all the connotation that term has and he knows he is on the cusp of making or breaking his national political career. moment when he rescues his political career from that moment onward. they're the noir feeling to the book to large extent and that has to do with the subject matter. richard nixon is a noir character, kind of dark in terms of his own psych
and considered to be the world's most widely read spanish language author. now there is something her novels, the house of spirit and pola and the city of beasts some of the books have been made into films and inducted into the american academy of arts and letters and received the national literature prize and awarded the literature award and also a writer and humanitarian and how appropriate to have her here, improving the lives of others around the world promoting hope and social justice, honored to have you here and your husband, william gordon, both are here tonight. she will share a message and i will her to do a short count down and i think that we will start at 82. probably ten. please join me in welcoming isabel iyenda. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. i feel like a rat compared to this lady. really, thank you for this invitation. hope, that is the key word for the year to come. not irrational, but realistic optimism, there are many good reasons to be very hopeful. it is time to put our losses and frustrations in a paper bag and burn them. they belong to the past. the new year is
history and wife witnessed many novels as i have about american history. the best person who could explain to american history being that the reagan library was president reagan. we want to show you part of president reagan's farewell address. this captures purposely why we have an american legacy book tour. >> there's a great tradition of warnings presidential farewells. i've got one that's been on a mind for sometime time. oddly enough it starts with one of the things i'm proudest of in the past eight years. the resurgence of national pride that i called the new patriotism. this national feeling is good, but it will count for much and it won't last unless it's grounded in thoughtfulness and knowledge. an informed patriotism is what we want. for doing a good job teaching our children what america is and what she represents in the long history of the world. those of us over 35 grew up in a different america. we were taught very directly what it means to be an american. we've gone a love of country and appreciation of this institution. if you didn't get these things from the family, you got
that it would send a boy aged 15-17 around the world to commemorate the famous novel. the boy had to be in good health, needed permission from his family, must speak english and german in order to do interviews, and he was not allowed to fly. the canadian pacific railway a range of travel and the newspapers would pay any remaining expenses. the competition was open. over 100 boys mob the of the -- office in copenhagen. a group telephoned to protester in eligibility. good for her. the staff eliminated all but the 15 year-old boys. an essay contest identified two finalists. both of them boy scouts. the two boys drew lots. the winner, a freckled face to read it went on to tell his mother that he had a week in which to pack ended his vaccinations. required to keep a diary in either male or telegraph report at each stop. another obligation was to meet and turn the public which made him into a roving commercial advertisement, particularly for canadian pacific railway. a book near reading journey appeared the following year. hard to tell how much of it is his own prose. his comment on meeting the pres
businessman. it sounds like the elements of a cheap novel. it is a real story involving debt default, maritime maneuvers, and transatlantic tensions. an international court may have to come to the rescue. >> the argentinian navy frigot. and ehrlich, it and its crew would be sailing around the end -- ordinarily, it and its crew would be sailing around the atlantic ocean. it is being held because an american hedge fund says the government in buenos aires owes its hundreds of millions of done was on a 10 year-old debt default. the sailors who were allowed to leave ghana in october were not allowed to follow suit because of a recent ruling. reaction in argentina was swift and supportive. >> the decision by the international tribunal for the law of the scene shows a total support of the people and the government - of the sea shows close support of the people and the government. >> the court were asked -- was asked to impound the boat until payment was received from buenos aires. this court ruling
very novel. 30 years ago. now you have a different name for a period in his third party power production using power in a driving way to recapture the most efficient way. innovation is important. i have to also, every time we heard the word innovation, i have to put a plug in for tradition. i have a very traditional education. i spent a lot of years in silence speaking latin up in the hills, living within the medieval framework. i do respect the past. we study it. if you are grounded in tradition, you feel quite confident in change and innovation. if you are insecure, you are very reluctant to embrace the unknown. i do think we need to in our education and politics, we have to have a new appreciation for our traditions and the patterns that describe our culture and our being as americans. having said all that, we have saved in california tens of billions in energy efficiency. when i first adopted those, people reacted negatively. we pushed ahead. and now in california we have ab 32. signed by a republican actor turned governor. promoting something i pick up on and promote furt
sold photographs of bript's prince harry. >> it's one of the hottest novels around. >> what went wrong. why now? >> isaac is forcing changes. >> what do you mean shutup? >> four more years. >> thank you. >> four more years. >> christopher stevens and three other embassy staff, they are dead. >> we mr. bring those to -- will bring those to justice who committed these murders. >> all the effects of hurricane sandy already. >> sandy carved a path along the eastern seaboard. >> we can't secure the crane until the wind dies down. >> gangnam style. >> honey boo boo. >> the shuttle rolling done the streets of l.a. >> let's take a look at the man at the center of the scandal. >> syria has gone on for 20 -- >> the red line warning talks. >> barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the b
ripped from the pages of a tom clancy novel. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry and we start with breaking news out of japan. a strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the country's northeastern coast. that's the same region hit by last year's massive earthquake and tsunami. well, this morning's quake shook buildings as far as tokyo, and there are reports of a three-foot tsunami in the miyagi prefecture. the u.s. geological survey says there's no risk of a widespread tsunami, and so far, there have been no news of injuries or damage. of course, we're going to keep an eye on any aftershocks that occur and we'll bring you the very latest. >>> well, elsewhere, all eyes are on cairo this morning as turmoil has once again overtaken egypt's capital. this time, it's in response to a politically explosive power grab by the democracy's president, mohamed morsi. right now, soldiers are setting up barricades as morsi's opponents plan a million man march in cairo's tahrir square later today. last night, army tanks surrounded the presidential palace as thousands of protesters waved
. i wrote two novels. almost by accident, got the chance to write the book about henry flagler and his role in building the railroad to key west. having done the research for that, i have no idea, but i did my best. i looked at the end of all the research income and i said, what can i do with all that stuff? i tried this way and that way. finally i threw up my hands and said let's tell the story. it was the only thing i knew how to do. it was to tell the story. so i told the story of a man who wanted to build a railroad to key west every once in was impossible. when you look at it that way, it was pretty easy. he starred in miami, florida, and you get to key west, florida. the only difference is i like to tell my students, i teach fiction and i tell my students that when you get to a point in the novel where you need a fact, make it up. it's fiction, after all. [laughter] in a story like this, if you get to a point in your narrative and you don't have that fact, you go back to your sources at the library. and if you can't find the fact that you need from you have to change your story t
a fettish of the word. >> guest: yes. the best example to illustrate that point is mark mark twain'st novel, huckleberry finn. anythinger appears in that book over 200 times. i think huckleberry finn is a wonderful novel and its impulse is antiracist. antislavery, obviously over the years there have been many people who wanted the book banned or wanted to erase the word. i'm not for that. you have a white author, but he is using the term "nigger" for purposes that are clearly antiracist purposes. there are others. lenny bruce. lenny bruce was a great social sat -- satirist. he had a number of times when he used the word nigger, not to insult black people, but to turn the table on people who were antiblack in their feeling and he used the word nigger to laugh at them. using the word nigger as a mirror on race simple in order to combat racism. adore used the word anythinger in some of her short stories. she wasn't using it to be a racist. rather, she was using is as an artist to de-legitimate race simple. that's what i meant. obviously there are black people, too who have used the term nigge
that for the movies. >> there was the product placement novel and it was quite controversial and it was a prank but it fell back in her face. >> talked-about the nonprofit world in this world to talk of the carnegie foundation to help publishers to put up the muslim world bookshelf that is 30 books on muslim cultural issues 300 libraries in the country with a cooperative effort with institutions of governance that the libraries are. there is cooperative effort that does take place and officials come to mind my favorite example and lolita says when she speaks to her students she would say can you name in american president of the 19th century? they would say what about abraham lincoln? she would say can you name in american literary figure? they all say mark twain. who has a bigger impact? a literary figure or political figure? when it is really the driving circumstance. >> it is advertising. >> i always insisted putting advertising in the random house books whether be for pharmaceuticals but when you take something like said james bond novel what is the car that he drives? what champagne does h
you. >> from the last 2 pages i wrote in my novel. after the events in entertainment room number 17. with the man who had been pretending to be her husband. the imposter didn't have his own name. he used ga as he wore ga's clothes and slept as her husband had on the couch. he drove with the high beams on and reunification boulevard. they were in a mustang and there were no other cars on the road. passing through the park they saw families in the dark steeling chest nuts from the trees. at dinner everyone called him commander ga even though he didn't look like commander ga. see knew that this man was not going to leave that her husband was not coming back be and from now on this man wouldn't be wished away. he would have to be dealt with as her husband had to be dealt with. they crossed the river the bridge lights showing the color of his bruises. they drove through the cemetery and the amusement park. she asked about the vehicle they were driving. he turned side ways in the road. the headlights was a man running from the zoo with an oan egg in his hand. do you feel the man hungry en
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